Pakistani protesters burn banners showing U.S. President Donald Trump in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Trump slammed Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for 'fools'. 'No more,' Trump tweeted. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Pakistan summons US envoy to protest Trump tweet
(Associated Press) - January 3, 2018 - 6:42am

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador and Islamic groups have held rallies in major cities after US President Donald Trump lashed out at the country over its alleged support for extremists.

In a New Year's Day tweet, Trump said the US had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid and had gotten nothing in return but "lies & deceit," saying Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan."

Hundreds of supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa group chanted against Trump at a rally in Lahore and called for the US ambassador to be expelled. Jamaat-ud-Dawa is headed by Hafiz Saeed, the founder of a militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, who lives openly in Pakistan despite a $10 million reward offered by the State Department.

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